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Observation SUMMARY

Kennesaw State University

Bagwell College of Education

Student’s Name: _Kristie Kannaley_ KSU Course: TOSS_ Semester: Fall

Collaborating Teacher: April Chapman University Supervisor: Dr. Romanchuk_

School: Lost Mountain Middle School Date: 10/28/2010 Beg. Time: 11:25__End. Time: 12:30

Observer: _April Chapman_ Circle One: University Supervisor Collab. Teacher SMT Self Peer

Description of Situation: Brief description of environment, subject area, type of activity, description and number of learners, etc.

The observation took place during Language Arts Enrichment, an extension to Language Arts in 6th grade. Ms. Kannaley made a review game to help students prepare for an upcoming test.

When completing this summary form, please indicate strengths and areas for improvement.
For greater detail, please consult the Conceptual Framework Reference Guide that describes the proficiencies in each outcome.

Subject Matter Expertise: (knows content; knows and represents content accurately; connects to other disciplines; uses content
and pedagogical knowledge)

Ms. Kannaley did a good job on creating a review game that required students to answer in many different formats. The questions were higher-level thinking questions and reflected what they had learned during the unit.

Facilitation of Learning: (knowledge of learners; motivates learners; embodies knowledge of culture and diverse curriculum; creates well-managed learning environment; sets high expectations for all students; designs and implements effective instruction; infuses technology; assesses student learning; evaluates instruction)

The review game was very engaging (it was in the form of Jeopardy), and it was easy to see which questions they had already answered. When students answered, Ms. Kannaley often provided more clarification of the answer for the class.

Collaborative Professional: (reflects on professional performance; uses effective oral and written communication; builds collaborative and respectful relationships; displays professional and ethical behavior)

Ms. Kannaley is constantly reflecting on her teaching to improve her performance. If students do not understand a concept, she takes more time to explain it in a different way to ensure that they “get” it.

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